The Mahabharata Patriline

The Mahabharata Patriline

Author: Simon Pearse Brodbeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351886307

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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The Sanskrit Mahabharata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita) is sorely neglected as a classic - perhaps the classic - of world literature, and is of particularly timely human importance in today's globalised and war-torn world. This book is a chronological survey of the Sanskrit Mahabharata's central royal patriline - a family tree that is also a list of kings. Brodbeck explores the importance and implications of patrilineal maintenance within the royal culture depicted by the text, and shows how patrilineal memory comes up against the fact that in every generation a wife must be involved, with the consequent danger that the children might not sustain the memorial tradition of their paternal family. The Mahabharata Patriline bridges a gap in text-critical methodology between the traditional philological approach and more recent trends in gender and literary theory. Studying the Mahabharata as an integral literary unit and as a story stretched over dozens of generations, this book casts particular light on the events of the more recent generations and suggests that the text's internal narrators are members of the family whose story they tell.
The Mahabharata Patriline
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Simon Pearse Brodbeck
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: Routledge

The Sanskrit Mahabharata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita) is sorely neglected as a classic - perhaps the classic - of world literature, and is of particularly timely human importance in today's globalised and war-torn world. This book is a chronological survey of the Sanskrit Mahabharata's central royal patriline - a
The Death of Sacred Texts
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Dr Kristina Myrvold
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices or in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and
Argument and Design: The Unity of the Mahābhārata
Language: en
Pages: 494
Authors: Dr Kristina Myrvold
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-02 - Publisher: BRILL

Argument and Design features fifteen essays by leading scholars of the Sanskrit epics, the Mahābhārata and the Rāmāyaṇa, discussing the Mahābhārata’s upākhyānas, subtales that branch off from the central storyline and provide vantage points for reflecting on it.
Disorienting Dharma
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Emily T. Hudson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-31 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Winner of the Award for Excellence in Religion: Textual Studies from the American Academy of Religion Disorienting Dharma explores the relationship between ethics, aesthetics, and religion in classical Indian literature and literary theory by focusing on one of the most celebrated and enigmatic texts to emerge from the Sanskrit epic
Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling
Language: en
Pages: 1200
Authors: Carole Satyamurti
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-16 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

“Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti’s Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive . . . as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse.”—Vinay Dharwadker Originally composed approximately two thousand years ago, the Mahabharata tells the story of a royal dynasty, descended from gods, whose feud over their kingdom results in